Dates: Friday 24 – Sunday 26 May 2019.
Information and tickets: seachangefestival.co.uk @driftseachange @driftseachange
Camping at Dartington: Available directly from dartington.org from February.
Listings for hotels, hostels, BNB’s, spare rooms and guest houses: http://www.visittotnes.co.uk/where-to-stay
METRONOMY, THE COMET IS COMING,
STEWART LEE presents KING ROCKER
AND BAGPUSS CONFIRMED FOR 2019
The Quietus presents Gazelle Twin – with full line-up to follow
You Tell Me, Hannah Peel & Will Burns, Pip Blom, TVAM join line-up
4AD and Moshi Moshi joins festival’s group of curatorial partners
Sea Change to start the 2019 festival summer
Devon’s Sea Change Festival, the much-loved event founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop, is excited to announce the first artists confirmed for its 2019 line-up; the combination of artists and creative partners – a roll call of the country’s greatest music labels – is a clear indication of the event’s continued boldness and increased size and scope in its 4th year.
Friday night’s headliner will be one of the UK’s most critically and commercially successful acts, METRONOMY, returning to Devon for a huge homecoming show for Sea Change on the Dartington Hall Estate. The Mercury-nominated band is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of breakthrough LP, Nights Out (a new expanded edition of which is available via Because) and founder Joe Mount has most recently been busy at work producing Robyn’s Honey album. A long-time supporter of both Drift and Sea Change, Joe snuck into town to play a surprise DJ set at the inaugural
Sea Change weekend and it has long been one of the festival’s biggest ambitions to invite Metronomy to headline.
Saturday night sees the cosmic psychedelic jazz of THE COMET IS COMING taking to the Sea Change stage. Following a 2018 Mercury nomination with the extraordinary Sons of Kemet, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings – alongside bandmates Betamax Killer and Danalogue The Conqueror – turns his attentions back to soundtracking the imagined apocalypse with a fusion of jazz, Afrobeat and electronica. Exactly what the band has in store for 2019 we don’t know (cryptic messages have been appearing), but all roads lead to Saturday night at Sea Change.
Sea Change is thrilled to join with Fire Records/Fire Films to offer the first look at KING ROCKER, a film investigating the mysterious existence of the front man and lyricist of The Nightingales, Robert Lloyd. Comedian and writer STEWART LEE and director MICHAEL CUMMING (Brass Eye, Toast) bring an exclusive first preview of the documentary to Sea Change, with a full panel talk and pounding live show from THE NIGHTINGALES, Britain’s ultimate post-punk survivors. Robert Lloyd’s The Prefects played with The Clash on the White Riot tour in 1977 and The Nightingales recorded more John Peel sessions than any other band.
Essential music and culture website, THE QUIETUS, returns as a key creative partner to proudly present a late-night set from GAZELLE TWIN. Latest LP, Pastoral, was The Quietus’s 2018 album of the year (with the hypnotic and terrifying ‘Hobby Horse’ also ranking high in the 50 tracks of the year) and it noted, “On her latest extraordinary album, Elizabeth Bernholz serves the full English with extra discomfort, grotesquery and barely contained horror.” The is just the start of The Quietus’s plans, which will, of course, include DJ’ing another set of full-on bangers.
Another 2018 project born from obsession and joyous admiration was Earth Recordings’s BAGPUSS soundtrack reissue, declared by Drift as soundtrack release of the year. At last year’s festival, the soundtrack specialists handed Drift a mysterious test pressing and now, less than a year on, Bagpuss will be holding court at Sea Change 2019. Series creators, aficionados and fans will explore the adored ’70s animated classic and, as part of an exclusive, fully-immersive experience, musicians SANDRA KERR and JOHN FAULKNER – whose beautiful pastoral folk music helped to make the series so special – will perform the beautiful songs live.
Elsewhere, artist, producer and award-winning composer HANNAH PEEL collaborates with poet WILL BURNS to perform in the beautiful 15th-century St Mary’s Church venue. And another celebrated collaboration see’s Field Music’s PETER BREWIS and Admiral Fallow’s SARAH HAYES becoming YOU TELL ME, whose debut album was released this month to much critical praise.
The deft curation of Drift will see two of its favourite bands joining the line-up. Dutch 4-piece PIP BLOM made many new fans on a triumphant supporting slot for The Breeders last year, while big and beaty TVAM released debut LP Psychic Data to great acclaim towards the end of last year.
Creative partners HEAVENLY RECORDINGS, BELLA UNION, ERASED TAPES, ROUGH TRADE BOOKS, FIRE RECORDS, EARTH RECORDINGS and MUTE return for 2019, with new friends MOSHI MOSHI and 4AD also coming to Devon.
Sea Change takes place on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, moving to the late May Bank Holiday for the first time having staged three sell-out events on the August Bank Holiday. The 2019 edition sees the second partnership between the young festival and a revered old institution with a new story, the Dartington Hall estate, a combination which continues to add new names to Dartington’s quite-immaculate list of guest creators in music, art and culture.
As Sea Change moves to May, it also stretches into a third day, with music sets, talks and events, culminating in a special afternoon matinee headline performance at Dartington to close the festival. And while Dartington is the festival’s Offshore stage, hosting music until late on Friday and Saturday, the buildings of Totnes remain central to Sea Change, presenting extremely special music guests, panel talks, films and events beneath the beautiful gold leaf ceiling of the Barrel House Ballroom, 15th century St Mary’s Church, 1950s Civic Hall and restored Victorian Totnes Cinema.
Earlybird tickets sold out in record time in December, but day (£49), weekend (£89) and Young Person (£39) tickets are on sale now online or via Pie&Vinyl
Sea Change founder, Rupert Morrison, said, “For our fourth edition, we drew up a list of our favourite friends and artists and just went for broke; we just asked them and we’re still pinching ourselves that we convinced Metronomy to come and play a massive homecoming show on the Sea Change stage. I guess we’re doing something right; maybe we’re just doing something different? Shabaka Hutchings’ saxophone has been a huge part of our last 18 months, as have numerous of
Stewart Lee’s incendiary pearls of wisdom…and as for the saggy old cloth cat… Sea Change IV is already shaping up to be our dream line up. As ever, there is plenty more to come!”
We are pleased to launch our biggest ever sale, and this time we are doing things a bit differently.
For this weekend only, we are offering 20% off all Records including soundtracks, boxsets, 7″ and books. Also Merch and Hi-fi. Pretty much our entire stock!
Anything with a fat ‘Orange Dot’ stuck to it will qualify for this offer.
That means that literally everything in the racks is discounted, most merch items and all Hi-Fi separates too.
Did you get a new record player for Chrimbo? Need to spend that tenner your aunty gave to buy something sensible with? Fancy a good old fashioned impulse purchase? Judge a record by it’s cover? Boost your collection and taste pallet? Just realised they are still making vinyl – come see us!…We have CHEAP beautiful records going.
Come for a rummage, grab some bargains and treat your ears to start the year.
Sale Starts this Friday 25th January at 11am and finishes on Sunday 27th January at 5pm.
Record Adventurers gain priority access at 10:30am on Friday – To join our Record adventure, have a look HERE
Love team P&VS
And here we have our recommended recordings of the year 2018 in list form.
We don’t always go in for ‘the best record of the year’ as musical taste is such a personal choice, it kind of makes that impossible.
So instead, please find some of the staff’s favourites and of course The official Shops choice (a more rounded group effort).
We always choose 11 as well, as it makes choosing 10 easier.
Most of all, enjoy the lists and we hope you discover a great record you may have missed this year. And if you like it, can buy it from us in the shop!!
Let us know yours, by e mailing – firstname.lastname@example.org – we love an electro chat too!
Are you searching for an unpronounceable/inappropriate/unfindable record for your loved one this Christmas?
hit us, and we will order it in for you, if we don’t already have it in stock.
Use our request a record option on our website HERE!
Christmas is a coming, and that means the good ‘Ol’ US of A’ inspired Black Friday Record Store Day! Wahoo! Alright. Yeah. Woooo..etc etc
Please feast your eyes on the below list for this year’s UK Black Friday titles, released on Friday 23rd November.
We invite you to request exactly what you are looking for from this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day 2018 from the list below.
When you have decided which bits you are desperate for, please e mail email@example.com with your request.
We will add your request to our buying list and alert you when it’s in stock and ready for collection.
Usual record store day rules apply this year, so no reservations unfortunately.
Any titles left will be available online at www.pieandvinylonline.co.uk from 00:01 pm Saturday 24th November.
Please continue to consult https://recordstoreday.com/Home for details of all official UK releases.
*We won’t be stocking all of the releases, that would be madness right?*
*If we have missed a release, or there have been new titles added please e mail us with your request and we will confirm if we shall be stocking*
*(Don’t be confused with the recordstoreday.com version, this is the U.S.A. release list, and they differ)
*A note on the pricing for Black Friday Record Store Day – As many regulars know, we aim to offer the lowest prices and the highest standard of experience. We never mark our prices up, our standard margin is applied to all stock at all times of the year. *
Above all, please remember – Record stores are for life, and can be visited every day of the week…not just Black Friday!
Thanks for your support!
STOCK UP FOR CAVE HIBERNATION THIS AUTUMN AND WINTER!
Most definitely Our HUGEST ever sale, reductions galore and this time we are including MANY SOUNDTRACKS AND BOXSETS!
PLUS – BIG REDUCTIONS ON HIFI, MERCH AND POSTERS!
LOADS of big releases from this year, and many from the 2nd half of the year, highlights including…
Cat Power, Lemon Twigs, Bowie, Courtney Barnett, Dirty Projectors, Fever Ray, Bladerunner 2049, Janelle Monae, LUMP, Marlon Williams, Mien, Mount Kimbie, My Brightest Diamond, Nicolas Jaar, Phantastic Ferniture, E.T. Pram, Sharon Jones, Ryley Walker, Serpent With Feet, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Thundercat, UMO, Wand, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Jaws, Sideways, T2, Dylan Bootleg series – Many on indie only formats…along with other fresh treats for your ears.
TONS of stuff we have never included in the sale before AND all reduced by and approximately up to 60.3% – great!
Catch up with many titles you may have missed this year, or just grab a gamble title – it may change your life! Come and hang and have a dig, and ask for a free brew while you browse…
We’ll also have some prizes and surprises to give away to our great customers (posters badges that type of thing…)
Sale Starts this Friday 2nd November at 11am and finishes on Sunday 4th Novemberat 5pm.
Record Adventurers gain priority access at 10:30am on Friday, and get an extra 10% off any sale and non sale records – just show your wristband:) – To join our Record adventure, have a look HERE
We bring to you, the NEW Delicious and nutritious Pie&Vinyl Winter menu 2018!
We have lots of new flavours and as always served with a great experience in mind (Great Music + Great Food = Soul Massage X Love)
Along with our new celeriac mash potato option, and our new ‘Jazz Beans’ to spice things up, we have new fewer than 10 new pies on the menu! And add some dumplings with your gravy…#YUM
As always, all dietary and lifestyle tastes passionately catered for.
We’ve also added some tasty new drink options, made and served by our ‘Record Barista’s’.
We recommend a nice warm Sarsaparilla, with your ‘Soul Sensation’ or Perhaps a speciality Coffee, with locally roasted beans OR loose-leaf tea. But most definitely one of our locally brewed beers for a guaranteed disco in your mouth.
All sourced as locally as possible, as well as being ethically excellent, we offer the very best quality ingredients made with love and perfection.
look out for our many weekly specials that tie in with the bands and artists we have in the shop!
Enjoy the winter feast 2018!
180 Grams – Adam Prosser, Record Store Day 2018
An analogue photographic portrait series discovering the vinyl afficionados that line the streets overnight, in an effort to procure the coveted limited edition pressings offered by the contemporary vinyl revival.
What is it about vinyl that excites those that dig through the crates in search of their favourite music, preserved in sonic wax?
How does a once obsolete medium forge a physical and emotional connection to music in the digital age?
Around 80 photo’s displayed in store and available to view in store now. Were you with us for Record Store Day? Pop in and see if you can spot familiar faces
Big thanks to the amazing people who took part in this.